Butterflies and Moths of the World Generic Names and their Type-species

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Genus:
Plexiphleps Warren, 1913 , in Seitz. Gross-Schmett. Erde. 11 : 134.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Dianthoecia stellifera Moore, 1882. In: Hewitson & Moore, Descr. new Ind. Lep. Coll. Atkinson : 123.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Lectotype - male INDIA: [W. Bengal], Darjiling, (BMNH, London)..

Lectotype Desig. by:Hampson, 1908, Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 7: 120

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

D. stellifera was originally proposed in * Dianthecia, an incorrect subsequent spelling. The date of publication of the part of Seitz containing page 134 was stated on page 129 as 1913 January 20th in both the German and the English editions.

Poole (1989) included PLEXIPHLEPS in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE, subsequently restricted to the genus AMPHIPYRA by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999). Other genera formerly treated in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE are treated as HADENINAE by Kitching & Rawlins (loc. cit.).

Poole (1989) included only 1 species in the genus PLEXIPHLEPS.

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